Why Do I Sing?
The New York Times
Humans aren’t the only creatures with the urge to sing. Blomgren describes the wild songs of marmots, fin whales, meadowlarks, loons and others, imagining what might compel them. Of the starfish, she writes delicately: “They just might be singing a song we can’t know. / We don’t see or hear the world the same way / As so many living things near us each day.” Gabriel’s big, rough-textured watercolors give a good sense of the particular beauty of the region.
School Library Journal
…the lovely scenes and animal portraits will be much enjoyed by those young children who like to talk their way through picture books. Gabriel’s luscious pastel work on heavily textured paper will surely invite touching and some lingering viewing.
Gabriel’s handsome, atmospheric watercolor paintings on textured paper capture scenic panoramas or zoom in to render animals larger than life, from honeybee to meadowlark.